At the Francis J. Gaudette Theatre
303 Front Street N, Issaquah, WA 98027
Box Office: (425) 392-2202
Tuesday-Saturday 11:00am-7:00pm

At the Francis J. Gaudette Theatre
303 Front Street N, Issaquah, WA 98027
Box Office: (425) 392-2202


Billy Elliot

BILLY ELLIOT

Music by Elton John
Book and Lyrics by Lee Hall

Based on the Universal Pictures/Studio Canal Film


Winner of 10 Tony Awards and complete with an electrifying score by music legend Elton John, this spectacular show has the heart, humor, and passion to be named Time Magazine’s “Best Musical of the Decade.” Amidst the chaos of the 1984 miners’ strike in northern England, follow Billy’s journey as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and community—while changing his life forever. Based on the smash-hit film, Billy Elliot is an astonishing theatrical experience that will stay with you forever.

BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL contains harsh language and mild violence. Please refer to the Production Preview Guide below for details.

May 12 — July 3, 2016
July 8 — 31, 2016 in Everett

Showtimes:
Select Tuesdays at 7:30 PM
Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 PM
Fridays at 8:00 PM
Saturdays at 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM
Sundays at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM
Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 2:00 PM


Preview Performance: May 11, 2016 at 7:30 PM
ASL Interpreted Performance: May 28, 2016 at 2:00 PM
Post-Show Discussion: June 14, 2016 at 7:30 PM

Running Time: 2h 15 min, plus a 15 minute intermission

Know Before You Go: Download the Performance Preview Guide »


  • Fun Facts about Billy Elliot
    • The Broadway production received 15 Tony Award nominations in 2009, which tied with The Producers for the most nominations ever from a single show within a year.

    • The show is based on the 2000 film Billy Elliot which has a screenplay by Lee Hall (who also wrote book and lyrics for the musical) and was inspired by The Stars Look Down, a 1935 novel that recounts the details of a local miners' strike. Like Billy's family, Hall grew up in a household that was greatly affected by the miners' strike of 1984.

    • Elton John saw a screening of the film in Cannes, France, and was greatly inspired by Hall's work. He sat down with Hall and proposed that they make a musical of the film. Once they were able to bring the original creative team from the movie on board, Hall agreed to it.
  • Cast

    *The Actors and Stage Managers are members of the Actor's Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

    Nikita Baryshnikov

    Billy Elliot / Tall Boy / Posh Boy
    Nikita Baryshnikov

    Vincent Bennett

    Billy Elliot / Tall Boy / Posh Boy
    Vincent Bennett

    Bito Gottesman

    Billy Elliot / Tall Boy / Posh Boy
    Bito Gottesman

    Philipp Mergener

    Billy Elliot / Tall Boy / Posh Boy
    Philipp Mergener

    Bryan Kinder

    Michael Caffrey
    Bryan Kinder

    Quinn Liebling

    Michael Caffrey
    Quinn Liebling

    Eric Polani Jensen

    Dad
    Eric Polani Jensen*

    Mari Nelson

    Mrs. Wilkinson
    Mari Nelson*

    Faye B Summers

    Grandma
    Faye B Summers*

    Matthew Kacergis

    Tony
    Matthew Kacergis*

    Erik Gratton

    George
    Erik Gratton*

    Mallory King

    Mum
    Mallory King

    Jasmine Harrick

    Debbie Wilkinson
    Jasmine Harrick

    Greg Stone

    Big Davey / Miner
    Greg Stone*



    Greg McCormick Allen

    Mr. Braithwaite / Miner
    Greg McCormick Allen*

    Doug Fahl

    Scab / Miner
    Doug Fahl



    Scott Brateng

    Older Billy / Miner
    Scott Brateng*

    Dane Stokinger

    Miner
    Dane Stokinger

    Adam Somers

    Miner
    Adam Somers*

    Matthew Posner

    Posh Dad / Miner
    Matthew Posner*

    Danny Kam

    Miner
    Danny Kam

    Duncan Frost

    Mr. Wilkinson / Minor
    Duncan Frost*

    Jenny Vaughn Hall

    Lesley / Ensemble
    Jenny Vaughn Hall


    Taylor Niemeyer

    Clipboard Woman / Ensemble
    Taylor Niemeyer

    Priya Niehaus

    Alison Summers
    Priya Niehaus

    Charlie Ganz

    Tracey Atkinson
    Charlie Ganz

    Lydia Hayes

    Keeley Gibson
    Lydia Hayes

    Cordelia Janow

    Susan Parks
    Cordelia Janow

    Lacey Krueger

    Girls Ensemble
    Lacey Krueger

    Eliana Coe

    Karen Davidson
    Eliana Coe

    Eden Void

    Sharon Percy
    Eden Void

    Tristan Calkins

    Small Boy Issaquah
    Tristan Calkins

    Brandon Oke

    Small Boy Everett
    Brandon Oke

    UNDERSTUDIES

    Dad: Greg Stone*
    Mrs. Wilkinson: Jenny Vaughn Hall
    Grandma: Gail Hebert
    Tony/Mr. Braithwaite: Adam Somers*
    George: Duncan Frost*
    Debbie Wilkinson: Eliana Coe
    Older Billy: Anthony Gamroth
    Women’s Ensemble: Carly Hebert
    Men’s Ensemble: Nick Hyett-Schnell
    Men’s Ensemble: Brian Simmons
    Ballet Girl: Maya McQueen
    Ballet Girl: Emily Waltzer
    Small Boy Issaquah: Brandon Oke
    Small Boy Everett: Tristan Calkins

  • Gallery
  • Video
  • Press
    Broadway World

    "The basic premise of ‘Billy Elliot' sounds like it would be treacle: a young boy from humble means with a misunderstood dream his means to escape; his supportive mother passed away, and his brutish, small-minded father disapproves of his art. But the meat of the story was told through dance, which elevated it into something heartfelt and engaging. ‘Billy Elliot' at the Village Theatre was an absolute joy, and give it 5/5 stars.” Broadway World

    Jetspace Magazine

    "This production is helmed with passion by Village’s veteran Artistic Director Steve Tomkins (at the height of his skills) and choreographed by Katy Tabb with exuberance and an attention to dance technique rare to shows so heavily focused on child performers. In its first local production it can stand shoulder to shoulder, and in some ways rises above the national tour version seen at the Paramount a few seasons back.” Jetspace Magazine

    Billy Elliot the Forum

    “…this production truly stands among the greats. It was polished, and virtually flawless. Great sets, great staging, awesome sound and choreography, fine Direction. The venue bespoke of a regional production. But the performance left me surprised at the end, that I wasn't exiting the theatre onto the streets of London or New York. Yes, watching it, I'd forgotten this wasn't a West End or Broadway show." Billy Elliot the Forum

    The Seattle Times

    "The shine hasn’t faded from 'Billy Elliot the Musical,' a Broadway juggernaut that won 10 Tonys in 2009 and is now on stage in an immensely likable production from Village Theatre. Katy Tabb’s diverse choreography ranges from drunken carousing to elegant, balletic grace. That fog-shrouded, aerial dream ballet, in which Billy dances with his future self (Scott Brateng), is a beautiful moment of yearning and a stirring affirmation of the show’s ability to shut out the pesky intrusions of reality." The Seattle Times

    "If musical theatre is your thing, this is a blue ribbon presentation, and if it’s not, you may want to make an exception for this one.” Arts Stage-Seattle Rage

    "Village Theatre’s production of Billy Elliot is a technical masterpiece, from the huge movie screen that opens the show with clips from old newsreels to the (literally) soaring send-up of Swan Lake that highlights Act II.” Drama in the Hood

    “In the hands of Village Theatre, 'Billy Elliot' will grab you by the heartstrings and never let go until the final curtain. Where so many of Village Theatre’s musical productions unfold their tale through song, 'Billy Elliot’ portrays its young protagonist’s unexpected love of the arts through dance." Issaquah Press

    “'This very modern and innovative show is proving to be an eye-opening and joyful experience. I mean, how many shows are focused and dependent upon a 13 year old lead? … I can’t remember a time when the professional theatre would have trusted a whole show to such a young performer, expecting them to sing, dance (both tap and ballet), and act. In reality, all the rest of the cast are supporting roles.’” Faye B Summers in interview with Jetspace Magazine

    “‘Billy Elliot is as big as Les Miserables [put on by Village in 2013],’ Director Steve Tomkins said. ‘Actually, it’s bigger. You have all kinds of dancing, musical numbers…there’s flying, from cables. There are a whole lot of elements to the show.” The Eastside Scene

    “'It’s amazing having a palette of these boys who are so gifted,' [Choreographer Katy] Tabb said. 'They’re young and 13, so anything you ask, they say ‘Yes! How fast? How high? How many times?’ If anything, I have to slow them down to remind them you’re not immortal.’” The Issaquah Press

    "When asked why he worked so hard for this particular role, [Philipp Mergener] replies, 'I’ve been in a lot of ballets in backing roles — Giselle, Sleeping Beauty — but this is the first time I got a chance to be in a lead role and have that responsibility to drive the scene forward.’ [Vincent] Bennett was drawn to the character. 'He was in such a tough situation. But he loved to dance, and I love to dance. I felt a connection with Billy Elliot,' he says." ParentMap

  • Single Ticket Prices

    Ticket Prices

    General Senior Youth
    Section
    A
    B
    A
    B
    A
    B
    Sat Mat / Sat Eve / Sun Mat
    $72
    $54
    $68
    $50
    $60
    $42
    Tue Eve / Wed Eve / Thu Mat /
    Thu Eve / Fri Eve / Sun Eve
    $67
    $49
    $63
    $45
    $55
    $37
    Preview
    $59
    $41
    $59
    $41
    $59
    $41

    * Youth 18 & Under | Senior 65 & Older

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